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Analysis and comments on Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

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Comment 15 of 765, added on November 18th, 2004 at 9:28 AM.

i read the outsiders yesterday and i found myself reading a
poem....wierd..yet this poem has become my favorite of all.

chris from United States
Comment 14 of 765, added on November 17th, 2004 at 11:13 PM.

I love this poem, it's one of my favorites. And it means so much. It's a
feeling I'm familiar with; good things ending. And I loved how it was put
in the outsiders. "Stay gold, Ponyboy" & "Like the way you dig sunsets,
Pony, that's gold, keep it that way. It's a good way to be." That is so
true. And not just people are gold, but things, and feelings, everything.
It's depressing, but it seems that all good things end. Sigh. It was
written so well, I am jealous. Great poem.

Stephanie from United States
Comment 13 of 765, added on November 17th, 2004 at 6:17 PM.

i love robert frost & the outsiders
i just got XstaygoldX tattooed on my chest and i fn love it

k a r i from United States
Comment 12 of 765, added on November 16th, 2004 at 9:53 AM.

I think this poem is so well loved by young and old alike because it can be
applied to any situation in life. Young adults can appreciate the turning
of something special into something ordinary, While adults can identify
with the purpose of the "green" or everyday. If everything stayed gold,
would we appreciate it? I think the fact that it is short lived and
vanishing is what makes it so magnificent.

Rebecca from United States
Comment 11 of 765, added on November 16th, 2004 at 9:50 AM.

Robert Frost is such a great poet!! I love his work so much. I first heard
this poem "Nothing gold can stay" from my favorite movie The Outsiders.
This poem is so beautiful.

Jessica from United States
Comment 10 of 765, added on November 13th, 2004 at 7:03 PM.

This is a great poem from The Outsiders.It explains how a person's youth is
like gold,becuase it is so valuable and precious.It means that you have to
make the best out of your youth,and you have to grasp the opprtunities you
have now,because they won't be there for long.So basically itmeans that you
have to make the best of your youth now that you are an early leaf,because
once it's gone your youth can never be replaced,and what you do now
reflects the outcome of your future.

MIVKEYMOUSE from United States
Comment 9 of 765, added on November 11th, 2004 at 9:41 AM.

this poem is da boom diggady!!!! lol i love robert frost!!

Alexandria Reese from United States
Comment 8 of 765, added on November 10th, 2004 at 8:40 PM.

This is a peom i came across from THE OUTSIDERS!
I love this book I also learned a lot from that peom.
It meant your gold when your a kid like green . It's just when you get used
to every thing that its day. Like the way some people digs sunsets. THATS

Bayken from United States
Comment 7 of 765, added on November 4th, 2004 at 10:56 PM.

This poem is another in which Frost expresses a fallen view, which he does
not share with the speaker. On one level, the poem has a depressing tone
alluding to the idea that all that is pure will quickly fall out of grace.
This loss of innocence is seen by the speaker in a sad way. This is
especially clear in the line, "So dawn goes down to day." The speaker, in
his own fallen view, gives more weight to the disappearance of dawn, than
the rising of day. This is no different than someone not wanting to get
out of bed because they don't want to face the day. However, the rising of
day signifies the coming of light. So, while we may lose the blissful and
peaceful ignorance/innocence of our childhood, we are lucky enough to see
the light of later years, to gain wisdom. This wisdom should not be what
the speaker feels in the last line, that innocence is great and loss of it
is to be mourned. This wisdom is in the title of the poem, all in caps,
"Nothing Gold Can Stay." Here is Frost telling the speaker to understand
that, yes, this is the natural way, and so there is no point in fighting it
or being sad about it. In fact, within every leaf is just a leaf...meaning
without the gold there is no green, without dawn there is no day, without
death there is no birth. It is just the way it is and so we better love

jellyroll from United Kingdom
Comment 6 of 765, added on October 30th, 2004 at 8:29 PM.

This is a pretty cool poem that I have come across by reading "The
Outsiders." I am looking for a "The Outsiders" fan, I am obssesed and am
looking for someone to chat about it with. Thanks!

Lana from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 21. Nothing Gold Can Stay
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Mar 12 2004

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